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Midwifery: Preparation for Practice / Edition 2
     

Midwifery: Preparation for Practice / Edition 2

by Sally K. Tracy, Tracy, Thorogood, Pincombe
 

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ISBN-10: 0729539288

ISBN-13: 9780729539289

Pub. Date: 08/15/2010

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Midwifery: Preparation for Practice is the first text of its kind in Australia and New Zealand and places the woman and midwife at the centre of midwifery care. The approach is in line with the philosophy, education and practice standards set by the Australian College of Midwives and the New Zealand College of Midwives. Written by experienced and respected

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Midwifery: Preparation for Practice is the first text of its kind in Australia and New Zealand and places the woman and midwife at the centre of midwifery care. The approach is in line with the philosophy, education and practice standards set by the Australian College of Midwives and the New Zealand College of Midwives. Written by experienced and respected midwives from both countries, this highly illustrated book provides a sound foundation on which to base midwifery practice while reflecting today's socio-political contexts.

  • Develops and supports competent and confident midwives who are able to make professional judgements - in partnership with women - on their own authority.
  • Pedagogically rich chapters with chapter overviews, learning outcomes, key terms, clinical interest boxes, reflective and critical thinking questions, context-specific boxes, research and critical appraisal activities, plentiful diagrams and illustrations, summary boxes and questions for review, references, further reading lists and online resources.
  • A unique emphasis on a woman-centred approach, which emphasises the normal, physiologicial life event that is child-birth, that is, birth without unnecessary intervention.
  • Equips midwives to work autonomously within the full scope of midwifery practice, and collaboratively with other health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780729539289
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Pages:
976
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.80(d)

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Table of Contents

  1. Australian and New Zealand health care and maternity systems
  2. The Australian and New Zealand context
  3. Models of health
  4. Midwifery and maternity in a global context
  5. Risk, fear and safety
  6. Ways of looking at evidence and measurement
  7. The place of birth
  8. Challenges to women’s health
  9. Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  10. Midwives and Maori women: Advancing our relationships
  11. Options for women around fertility and reproduction
  12. Professional frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand
  13. Legal frameworks for practice in Australia and New Zealand
  14. Ethical frameworks for practice
  15. Sustaining midwifery practice
  16. Theoretical frameworks for midwifery practice
  17. Working in partnership
  18. Working in collaboration
  19. Promoting physiological birth
  20. The physiology of conception and pregnancy
  21. Nutrition and physical activity foundation for pregnancy, childbirth and lactation
  22. Screening and assessment
  23. Working with women in pregnancy
  24. Physiological changes during labour
  25. Supporting women in labour and birth
  26. Working with pain in labour
  27. Using water for labour and birth
  28. Perineal care and repair
  29. Physiological changes during the postnatal period
  30. Supporting women becoming mothers
  31. Transitions to motherhood
  32. Supporting the newborn infant
  33. Supporting the breastfeeding mother
  34. Completing the midwife-woman partnership
  35. Pharmacology and prescribing
  36. Contraception
  37. Challenges in pregnancy
  38. Disturbances in the rhythm of labour
  39. Interventions in pregnancy labour and birth
  40. Maternal life-threatening emergencies
  41. Complications in the post-natal period for the mother
  42. The compromised neonate
  43. Grief and loss during childbearing

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